Basement Tanking Systems
Although the end result of each basement tanking system is the same – a waterproof basement, there are different ways to tank a cellar. These methods are known as Type A and Type C, and which system your basement needs depends entirely on your building.
Type A – Basement Tanking Direct Coat System
Commonly basement tanking refers to the process of applying a coat of waterproof cement or slurry to hold back hydrostatic pressure from the external walls of the basement. This system of basement tanking is referred to as Type A waterproofing.
Type C – Cavity Drain System
However, basement waterproofing refers to ensuring the basement is watertight which means managing any water entering the basement. If water continues to enter the cellar then an installation of a cavity drain system (Type C) is required to direct the water away from the property through drainage or a sump pump.
Which Tanking System Do I Need?
During a survey of your property an in depth analysis of which type of system is the safest, most efficient and cost effective is carried out. This part of the survey is the most crucial as it will determine the course of action to make your cellar dry. APP’s team of qualified surveyors will start by testing the condition of the existing basement floors and walls to make sure they’re strong enough for the course of action they recommend.